Leonardo Aragon, an incoming senior at Mora High School, has been selected as a senator for American Legion Boys Nation in the Washington, D.C. area, July 20-27.
Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development and a focus on Americanism. Aragon was previously elected Chief Supreme Court Justice at New Mexico Boys State, which had roughly 120 participants. Aragon will be joined by Beau Sandoval of Rio Rancho High School in representing New Mexico at Boys Nation.
At Mora, Aragon has served as student council vice president, class vice president, 4-H president, MESA class representative, BPA class representative, GEAR UP CEO and a peer educator. He has also participated in varsity baseball, where he was team captain, 3-time all-district and a state champion; junior varsity cross country; Little League; CASSM; and YHEC. Aragon has also been on the honor roll, a member of NMAA SLAC, and qualified for multiple BPA national competitions. A resident of Mora, Aragon hopes to attend Stanford University to pursue a career as an attorney.
To arrange an interview with Aragon, contact Andy Proffet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Boys Nation:
During their eight days at Boys Nation, 98 senators (two from each state with the exception of Hawaii) will learn from a hands-on approach how the U.S. Senate and the federal government function. Young men are divided into two political parties, the Federalists and the Nationalists, each of which conducts a party convention, sets a platform and nominates members for elected offices, including Boys Nation president, vice president and party leaders. Each senator will also write, introduce and debate a bill of his choosing before an appropriate Senate committee, and if successful at that level the legislation will be voted on by the whole Senate. Bills passing the Senate are later signed or vetoed by the Boys Nation president.
The young men will also have an opportunity to tour the National Mall, including the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall and Korean War Memorial. They will also present a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery, see the Iwo Jima Memorial and visit Capitol Hill for meetings with their state’s U.S. senators. They may have the opportunity to visit the Pentagon and the White House as well. In addition, delegates will attend a dinner at a nearby Legion post hosted by National Commander Denise Rohan of Wisconsin.
This year’s crop of Boys Nation senators represent the finest of nearly 20,000 incoming seniors who attended the 49 annual Boys State programs. Famous Boys Nation alumni include former President Bill Clinton, actor Donal Logue, Govs. Chris Christie and Scott Walker, and Sens. Mike Lee and Tom Cotton. Notable Boys State alumni include Tom Brokaw, Michael Jordan, Rush Limbaugh, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Neil Armstrong, Roger Ebert and Justice Samuel Alito.
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From: Ella E. Arellano, Superintendent
The School Safety Committee which is comprised of both staff/community members have been working diligently on a plan that is addressing all the safety concerns that exist today.
In a continuous effort to make our campus safe for our students, staff, and community, I am asking for your cooperation in all safety practices we are attempting to implement. First steps, as you are aware is practicing safety drills that encompass a variety of drills that occasionally will merit a lockdown drill. Most recently we have begun to implement a new plan for loading and unloading bus students.
Only buses are permitted in front of the Middle School and in front of the gym as their primary exit off the campus. NO parent/community parking is allowed behind the cafeteria (at present time this is a staff parking only). Designated pick-up area is between the Elementary Gym and the green gate before the cafeteria.
As a result parent pick-up and drop off has also been relocated. Drop off in the morning will be no further than the green gate before the cafeteria and all parents are to turn left at the red barriers to exit the campus through the road not the parking lot. Staff who have children needing to be picked up by parents/guardians will wait at the green gate. Designated Staff are to wait with students until parents arrive in their vehicle. Parents should remain in their vehicles in order to eliminate students running through traffic. We will be clearly marking paths in the upcoming weeks to exit the campus in an orderly fashion. Staff may be asked to park in a different location. Students should never be parked behind the cafeteria, only in their designated parking areas.
It is only with your cooperation with this process will it possible to make the transition. We must keep in mind that this in the best interest of the safety of all our students. If you have any questions and/or input, please feel free to call, come by or e-mail me.
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